Warwick School District, Department of Health warn parents about whooping cough after child at Sanfordville Elementary School develops contagious disease

The Warwick School District and the Department of Health are warning parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of whooping cough after a student

Health officials say the disease can be treated with antibiotics.

Health officials say the disease can be treated with antibiotics. (3/5/14)

WARWICK - The Warwick School District and the Department of Health are warning parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of whooping cough after a student at Sanfordville Elementary School came down with the highly contagious disease.

Officials say early symptoms of whooping cough, also called pertussis, resemble those of a common cold, but within two weeks the cough becomes more severe.  

Health officials say the disease can be treated with antibiotics.

Officials say the main danger of whooping cough is to babies that are less than a year old.

They are warning anyone with an active cough to stay away from very young children.

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